“Nothing of any importance can be taught.
It can only be learned,
and with blood and sweat.”
I don’t recall any specific courses in commercial real estate law when I was being taught how to be an attorney at the University of Michigan. For sure, there was no instruction on condominium law. I had to learn all of that with “blood and sweat.”
But learn it I did. In excruciating detail. Frequently on enormous projects in the biggest law firms.
Beyond learning condominium law, inside out and backwards, I also learned that I much prefer working with smaller developers who value my expertise.
That pretty much sums up my overall view of clients.
Hand holding feels right.
An Authority on Condo Development and Conversion
Everyone has a pretty good idea what a condo is. You own your dwelling; you and your neighbors own and maintain the common areas. Units can be sold separately.
Sounds simple. But legally, it is complex.
Some developers start with raw land, lay a foundation and build from an architect’s plans. Others convert an existing group of rental apartments, hotel rooms or townhouses. No matter the nature of the project, the legal requirements of local, state and federal governments are voluminous and precise.
Dealing with the issues and documentation requires knowledge, attention to endless detail,
and a lot of caffeine.